The First Sermon

Our passage is the first Christian sermon given by Peter on the day of Pentecost. It’s important that we consider the entire sermon for the context, but we’re going to focus our time on the last four verses (36–39) and what it means to be a Christian. 

How do you become a Christian? In a sense, when you get to the end of the sermon, you have a little compendium on how to do this, but there are four things that come into play. In verse 36 we learn about mind and grace, in verse 37 about heart, and in verses 38–39 we’ll learn about life.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 12, 2012. Series “Acts: The Gospel in the City”. Scripture: Acts 2:12-39.

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